Jonathon was part of a 4 man Irish contingent that travelled to compete in this International U-19 event, the first of the European Circuit in this age category. On his way to victory Jonathon defeated opponents from Turkey, France, Netherlands, Scotland and indeed one of his own country-men, Joshua Magee from Donegal. There was a large draw in the Men’s Singles event and Jonathon had a tough tournament, competing in 6 matches in a 3 day period. Jonathon defeated Josh Neil from Scotland 21-9, 21-15 in the final of the Men’s Singles.
Jonathon and David Walsh also competed in the Men’s Doubles event. The Connaught pairing were defeated by a Dutch pairing in the 2nd Round.
The Bulgarian Open marks the first of the European Circuit of U-19 badminton events.